These are the best of the best products for 2016. These products were selected from ones we have tested and processed through Videomaker labs. Videomaker’s Editorial Staff came together when selecting the Best of Videomaker 2016.
The PROMISE Pegasus2 R2+ is very fast and offers unparalleled versatility with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connectivity along with expandable pods for removable media.
Affordable, high-bitrate cameras are becoming more and more prevalent in the marketplace. This means every time you shoot video, you are creating more and more data. That data can be a burden on systems with small amounts of storage or force an overwhelming choice between what to purge and what to keep.
With the increased popularity of small form-factor interchangeable-lens cameras comes the need for better audio. The internal mic’s on mirrorless cameras and DSLR’s are typically only good enough for audio sync. That said, most using those cameras don’t have the capacity for a recordist or a boom operator.
The Azden SMX-30 is a video microphone with both mono and stereo capabilities, offering two separate capsules for switchable function. Have some dialogue to capture?
Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate is fully-functional and very capable editing software. New with version 19 is multi-camera editing, automatic audio ducking, support for new file formats and loads of effects and transitions. Overall, it’s a great value for the entry-level editor looking to up their game.
When it comes to editing programs, the conversation is always on one of three programs; Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer and Apple Final Cut Pro.
The FotodioX flapjack line of lights have innovative design. They are flexible for studio or field use. Their Dimmable and Bi-light LED has great color making them flexible for many uses. Their biggest shortcoming is their light intensity.
Communicating with clients and team members can be hard. Sharing versions of edits and video clips all with just a browser might seem like a dream. Frame.io does all of these things and all you need is a computer and an Internet connection.
The Shure MOTIV line of mics and input devices offers iOS connectivity through a lightning connector or can be connected to a computer via USB. The MOTIV line offers a wide array of solutions for any producer; their simple design and operation are met with good build quality and great sound.